Upcoming Events

The calendar of events below contains events directly associated with this project as well as other related events happening close by. If you would like to be on our volunteer email list or have events that you would like to include here, please contact us.


Friday, March 31  6pm   NH River’s Council Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Visit our Warner River Watershed Conservation Project booth while attending the best festival of environmental film shorts that the River’s Council brings to our area. If you’ve never been, you will be amazed! Buy your tickets early, as this event typically sells out! More information is here. Red River’s Theater, Concord, NH.


Monday, April 3   7pm   Drought in New Hampshire: It’s Still Happening
The Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program and St. Paul’s School are proud to co-host the presentation. With a panel of experts in affected sectors, this presentation is part of the Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program’s Winter Community Program and Saint Paul’s School Birckhead Science Lecture Series. More information is here. Lindsay Center Lecture Hall, St. Pauls School, Concord, NH

Saturday, April 8   8am-4pm   Saving Special Places Conference
Visit our Warner River Watershed Conservation Project booth and come to our presentation while attending the largest conservation conference in NH. These workshops are outstanding and very informative – and this year Terry Tempest Williams in the plenary speaker. More information is here. Prospect Mountain School, 242 Suncook Valley Rd., Alton, NH

YFD TroutlinesSaturday, April 29  9am-3pm   Basil Woods TU’s Youth Fishing Day
Grab your kids and head over to Merrill Park Pond for Youth Fishing Day! Rods, bait, tackle and worms  – and legendary instruction are FREE. Basil Woods TU and NH F&G stock the pond with 300 brook trout! Kids up to 16 are welcome and get to keep (2) fish. We have a cookout with burgers, dogs, snacks and drinks at nominal cost. More information and directions are here. Next to Quality Cash Market (11 Eastman St.), Concord, NH.

Saturday, April 29  10am-3pm   NH Fish & Game’s Discover Wild NH Day
Visit the most popular Fish & Game venue to learn about wildlife, environmental conservation and everything-related to Fish & Game Department. Basil Woods TU will have a booth inside, downstairs where we will be demonstrating fly tying. More information is here. After visiting, bring your kids to Youth Fishing Day at Merrill Park Pond, only 6 minutes away! (See above).


Friday, May 19  Basil Woods TU visits TIC students at Beech Hill School
We will be visiting Trout-in-the-Classroom students at Beech Hill School in Hopkinton for an activity day centered around their watershed studies and fishing.

Poster 12 2017 4 7 FINALcropSaturday, May 23 5:30-7:30pm  NHDES Warner River Watershed VRAP Training Day
A group of local watershed professionals and volunteers have met with NH Department of Environmental Services to re-institute the Voluntary River Assessment Program (VRAP) for water quality testing of the Warner River. Volunteers are needed to conduct monthly testing of the Warner River and major tributaries through out the summer season (annually) in Newbury, Sutton, Bradford, Warner and Hopkinton (if enough people sign up and train, each volunteer will only do one assessment per year). Make a difference and volunteer and train alongside your neighbors and some of out finest watershed professionals! Students welcome!

Please RSVP by emailing Basil Woods TU with ‘VRAP’ in the subject line at concordtu@yahoo.com – or call Bob Ball at 715-5342 by 5/5/17! Thank you!

Flyers are available here. Learn more about this program here.
Warner Town Hall, Warner, NH


PRESS RELEASE Flood Resiliency Workshops 2017 6 12_WEBWednesday, June 14  4-6:30pm Warner River Watershed Flood Resiliency Workshop I
Warner Town Hall, Warner, NH. Please see our webpage dedicated to this workshop series here  to learn more.

Wednesday, June 28 4-6:30pm Warner River Watershed Flood Resiliency Workshop II If you live in the Warner River Watershed, please join us to learn how towns can have stronger road ways and healthier streams through advanced planning and proactive restorations that have economic and ecological benefits. Interactive social to follow speaker presentations. Please RSVP by June 27th, 2017, to concordtu@yahoo.org. Workshop is limited to 50 attendees. Please see our webpage dedicated to this workshop series here . This is a free event thanks to a grant from the NH Charitable Foundation. Warner Town Hall, 5 East Main St., Warner.

cropped-banner-2017-streamwood2.jpgThursday, June 29th, 2017  7-8:30pm Presentation to Sutton & New London Landowners with Brook Trout Streams After a successful 2016 trial in the town of Warner, the project team is reaching out to landowners in other parts of the Warner River watershed who have wild brook trout streams on their properties. This presentation will educate landowners about how to better steward streams for wild brook trout habitat. Landowners will be provided the opportunity to sign up for site visits by the project team.The team will visit their property, assess the stream for fish species present and sample macroinvertebrates present to determine the water quality. A summary report will then be provided to the landowner detailing the data collected and site-specific recommendations on how to maintain and/or enhance wild brook trout habitat. This presentation is open to anyone seeking a project update and/or more information about how to improve the habitat of our wild brook trout streams. Free. Memorial Hall, 93 Main Street, Sutton, NH.


Saturday, July 1, 2017   8am-3pm  Bradford Independence Day Celebration
Visit the WRWCP team booth at Bradford’s Annual Independence Day Celebration! We will provide project updates and have macroinvertebrates from a nearby stream which we will sort to determine the water quality. Bradford Community Church, 88 W Main St, Bradford, NH 03221.

Schedule of Events
7am Mason’s Breakfast
8am Church Fair and Library Book & Plant Sale
9am 5K Road Race & Bloodmobile
1pm Pre-Parade line-up and contestant judging (for Pedals on Parade & Pets on Parade on Old Warner Rd.)
1:30pm INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE featuring Pedals on Parade and Pets on Parade!
2- 6pm Games, Vendors, Live Music, Bouncy House, Food, Concessions, Cow Flop Bingo @ Brown Shattuck Field
2:30pm Andrew Pinard’s “Absolutely Magic Show” @ Brown Shattuck Field
9:30pm EXTENDED FIREWORKS this year in honor of David Whitcher and all the Bradford veterans
For more info, visit: http://www.bradfordnh.org/bradfords-independence-day-celebration/

Sunday, July 2nd  9am-3pm Elkins Fish & Game Club’s Lake-a-Thon
Visit the WRWCP team and help support the Elkins Fish & Game Club raise money to send kids to Barry Conservation Camp. We will have project updates and demonstrate how macroinvertebrates from a nearby stream are used to determine water quality. Located near Pleasant Lake Dam off Elkins Road.

9am to 3pm – NH Fish & Game watershed information and exhibits on aquatic life.
9am to 3pm – Elkins Fish & Game Club migratory bird and wildlife exhibits.
9am to 11am – Cardboard Boat Regatta boat inspection and judging.
9am to 12pm – NH Fish & Game Let’s Go Fishing class.
10am to 11am – Fly fishing and fly tying demonstration.
11am to 1pm – Carboard Boat Regatta boat racing.
1pm to 2pm – Wood duck lecture and wood duck box building class.
2pm to 3pm – Cardboard Boat Regatta trophy and prize presentations.

Saturday, July 8th  10am – 4pm Newbury Old Home Days Celebration
Join us at Newbury’s Annual Old Home Days Celebration! We will have a booth behind the Fire Station and will be seining and fly fishing the brook to collect the fish species present – and have them on display! We will also demonstrate how we collect macroinvertebrates to determine water quality as well as demonstrating fly tying and casting. The festival’s full events calendar is here: https://www.facebook.com/Newbury-Old-Home-Day-989331611087660/. Main Street, Newbury, NH.

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The beginning of the proposed Warner River designated corridor begins at the confluence of the West Branch of the Warner River and Andrew Brook, located just downstream of the Brick Mill Dam at the outflow of Lake Todd in Bradford. Photo credit Scott McLean.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 6:30 – 8:30pm


The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) and the New Hampshire Rivers Management Advisory Committee will hold a public hearing in Warner on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to accept public comments on the nomination of the Warner River into the New Hampshire Rivers Management and Protection Program. The Warner River Nomination Committee (composed of residents of Sutton, Bradford, Warner, Webster and Hopkinton) and the Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission submitted a nomination application to NHDES on June 1, 2017. The application is available for review on the NHDES website at http://www.des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/rivers/nominations.htm. Learn more at: http://warnerrivernomination.wordpress.com.

The NHDES Rivers Coordinator has determined the application meets state requirements, making the river eligible for consideration during the next legislative session for designation into the Rivers Management and Protection Program. Following the public hearing, the NHDES Rivers Coordinator and the Rivers Management Advisory Committee will make their respective recommendations to the NHDES Commissioner by October 2017. The Commissioner will review the nomination and make a determination whether to forward the nomination to the General Court for legislative approval by November 2017.

Meeting Details:
What: Public Hearing relative to the nomination of the Warner River into the NH Rivers Management and Protection Program.
When: Tuesday, July 11, 2017,
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Public Comment.
Where: Warner Town Hall, 5 East Main St., Warner, NH.

Comments may also be submitted in writing. All written comments must be submitted by July 31, 2017 to the N.H. Department of Environmental Services, PO Box 95, Concord, NH 03302-0095; Attn: Rivers Coordinator or to RiversProgram@des.nh.gov.